Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Monday, Jun 27, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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By Andrew Greiner
      

Fitz Takes His Victory Lap

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald hosted a press conference following the Blagojevich verdict. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Why Fitzgerald Should Quit Trying Blago

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different result, then U.S Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald is insane. Read »

Thursday, Sep 9, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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By Andrew Greiner

Spare the Rod

Spare the Rod

The Tribune asked 600 voters their opinion on a second trial. Just 54% want more. Read »

Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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By Phil Rogers

Illinois, This Is Your Life

Illinois, This Is Your Life

Blagojevich's ultimate reality show will remind voters how dirty Illinois politics is. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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By WARD ROOM STAFF

Showdown

Blago challenged Pat Fitzgerald. Today we'll find out if he takes the bait. Read »

Monday, Apr 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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By Edward McClelland

The Santiago Proffer's a Parody, But Rod: Shaddup

The Santiago Proffer's a Parody, But Rod: Shaddup
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Blago's lawyers say they don't want their case tried in the media. Tell the client. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

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Authors
Phil Rogers Emmy Award-winning reporter with trenchant insight into Chicago's political machinations.
Mary Ann Ahern WMAQ's Political Reporter since 2006, not afraid of a challenge. Read full bio .